WWE wrestling star Bray Wyatt died unexpectedly on Thursday, sending shockwaves across the wrestling world.
Paul “Triple H” Levesque, the head of creative for the WWE, announced the tragic news on X (formerly Twitter):
“Just received a call from WWE Hall of Famer Mike Rotunda, who informed us of the tragic news that our WWE family member for life, Windham Rotunda – also known as Bray Wyatt – unexpectedly passed earlier today. Our thoughts are with his family, and we ask that everyone respect their privacy at this time.”
Wyatt held the WWE championship once and the promotion’s Universal championship twice.
The WWE wrestling star was also part of two tag-team championship teams.
The cause of death is still unknown.
According to The New York Post, Wyatt had been battling an unnamed “life-threatening illness” earlier his year but was set to return to WWE.
Fans and wrestlers expressed sadness and shock over Wyatt’s passing.
The WE is in the process of setting up its website in order for money raised from Wyatt’s merchandise to go directly to his family, according to Wrestling Ops.